On Friday, January 5, 2024, the Supreme Court of California issued an order summarily disbarring attorney Jordan Wiles Carlson from the practice of law and striking his name from the roll of attorneys.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jordan Wiles Carlson,” with case no. S281469.

The order came in response to a request from the Office of Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar of California to summarily disbar Carlson under California Business and Professions Code section 6102, subdivision (c). This section allows for summary disbarment when an attorney’s felony conviction satisfies certain requirements.

Carlson had previously been convicted on October 14, 2022, in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, for felony possession for sale of a controlled substance in violation of California Health & Safety Code section 11378. He was also convicted of two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance with a firearm in violation of Health and Safety Code section 11370.1.

In its order, the Supreme Court classified Carlson’s 11378 conviction as involving moral turpitude. The Office of Chief Trial Counsel then filed a request for his summary disbarment under section 6102, arguing his felony conviction met the requirements for mandatory disbarment without a hearing.

The Supreme Court granted the request and summarily disbarred Carlson. It ordered him to comply with notification requirements to clients and provide a list of matters to the court. The order also mandates Carlson pay $5,000 in monetary sanctions to the State Bar Client Security Fund. Costs were also awarded to the State Bar and are enforceable as a money judgment. With this action, Carlson is now prohibited from practicing law in the state of California.

The Disposition states:

“The court orders that Jordan Wiles Carlson (Respondent), State Bar Number 294220, is summarily disbarred from the practice of law and that Respondent’s name is stricken from the roll of attorneys.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Carlson was an environmental and natural resources attorney in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Whittier College School of Law. He acquired his law license in California in 2013.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.